June 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm #154707
I’m going to say it probably is going to flop but hope I am wrongJune 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm #154708
Two very different films – Carnage was made with American stars and marketed for more of an audience, Venus in Fur has no big names (to mainstream audiences) and is more indie-ish.
Venus in Fur probably will not be financially successful but probably will be a better film.June 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm #154709
As of this moment, “Venus in Fur” stands at 97% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, so if it does bomb, it won’t be for lack of quality.June 17, 2014 at 5:54 am #154710
I saw this last week, it’s very good. I doubt it can outgross even Carnage though, which at least had big names like Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet. Fans of the Tony-winning play might be pissed off this version’s in French.June 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm #154711
Well, I’d hate to underestimate Polanski. Amalric seems like a perfect fit, and Roman does excel with “obsessions”. I’m not sure many felt the crowds would be lined up around the block for this but I dont think it’s going to close after one or two weeks either.June 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm #154712
I loved this movie. Emmanuelle Seigner gave my favourite performance so far this year.
I dont see any commercial success but it sure is a great movie.June 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm #154713
Why do you want this to suck, Tom? I have seen it and, it’s not as outstanding as “The Pianist”, “Chinatown” or “Rosemary’s baby”, but “Venus in Fur” is a great showcase and a tour-de-force for Emmanuelle Seigner.June 30, 2014 at 4:51 pm #154714
I actually really liked Carnage and thought the performances were steller.June 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm #154715
As of this moment, “Venus in Fur” stands at 97% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, so if it does bomb, it won’t be for lack of quality.
It is down to 89% (86% among top critics) with an average score of 6.8 (6.4). It has 69 at Metacritic, higher than Carnage, but lower than The Ghost Writer, which did better than Carnage, but still only grossed $60 million worldwide on a $45 million budget.July 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm #154716
Venus in Fur got a positive, almost rave review in last week’s New Yorker, so no, it’s not going to bomb.
The problem with Carnage was that the two male roles were completely miscast. Christoph Waltz basically played the same mannered Nazi that he played in Inglourious Basterds. I don’t think that will be a problem with Venus in Fur.